As healthcare organizations begin to align to create accountable care organizations (ACOs) and negotiate for bundled payment contracts, the clinical integration of providers allows for the coordination of services among the organizations required for shared accountability and reward.
Advocate Physician Partners' clinical integration program, which includes over 3,000 physicians, has resulted in improvements in patient outcomes and significant cost savings, according to its 2010 Value Report.
Listen to pre-conference comments from Dr. Mark Shields.
During How To Create an ACO Framework Through Clinical Integration with Independent Physicians, a 45-minute webinar now available as a training DVD, via On Demand Web access or as a CD-ROM, Dr. Mark Shields, senior medical director with Advocate Physician Partners, shared Advocate's clinical integration strategy.
You will learn:
- How to design clinical integration with independent doctors;
- How clinical integration leads to an ACO;
- The key ingredients to improve physician performance; and
- Legal and regulatory hurdles for clinical integration and ACOs.
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You can listen to this program right in your office and enjoy significant savings – no travel time or hassle; no hotel expenses. It’s so convenient! Invite your staff members to gather around a conference table to listen to the CD, DVD or the On Demand version.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS CONFERENCE?
CEOs, medical directors, physician practice leaders, business development and strategic planning directors and consultants.
ABOUT OUR PANELIST:
Dr. Mark Shields
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Mark Shields, M.D., M.B.A., is senior medical director for Advocate Physician Partners and vice president of medical management for Advocate Health Care. In this role, Dr. Shields oversees all clinical functions related to 3,500 physicians aligned with the nine Advocate hospitals.
Dr. Shields has over 25 years experience in management roles with medical groups, insurance companies, hospitals and integrated delivery systems. Prior to joining Advocate Physician Partners, Dr. Shields held the position of chief medical officer for Kaleida Health in New York, was the chief medical officer at Dreyer Medical Clinic, consulting medical director of HMOI and president and co-founder of a primary care group.
In addition to his impressive medical background, Dr. Shields has extensive experience in operations, strategic planning, market analysis and finance. He has served on the boards of directors of the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC) and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and on the committee on Health Professions of the American Hospital Association.
Dr. Shields is board certified in internal medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the University of Chicago Business School.